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  1. Parole regime change date unconstitutional, says Concourt

    Date: 04 May 2019
    THOUSANDS of prisoners who were sentenced to life terms after October 1, 2004 for crimes they had committed prior to this date may be eligible for parole sooner than they realise. The Constitutional Court yesterday confirmed an earlier finding by three judges of the North Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, which ruled that... See full details

  2. Paedophile’s sentence reduced on appeal

    Date: 04 May 2019
    Despite the heinous crime, ‘his personal circumstances warranted the decision’THE jail sentence of a convicted Plettenberg Bay paedophile was reduced in the Western Cape High Court yesterday from 15 to 10 years. This followed the successful appeal of computer engineer William Alexander Beale against the 15 year sentence he received in the George Regional Court in 2017 ... See full details

  3. Zuma surprised at link to corruption, state capture

    Date: 04 May 2019
    FORMER president Jacob Zuma yesterday said his being constantly linked to corruption and state capture was due to sustained propaganda. Daring those accusing him of being at the centre of state capture and corruption, he said he was willing to listen if they came forward and said “this is what Zuma has done”.... See full details

  4. Dramat fired for seeking access to Nkandla probe

    Date: 04 May 2019
    THE commission of inquiry into state capture continued to hear explosive evidence yesterday, including confirmation that former Hawks boss Anwar Dramat was fired for demanding access to the police’s Nkandla investigation. Retired Kwazulu-natal Hawks head Johan Booysen told the commission that Dramat had told him in... See full details

  5. ‘Hitman warned me of plot’

    Date: 03 May 2019
    Official claims bounty was put on his head A FOILED mafia-style hit to take out National Arts Council (NAC) chairperson Hartley Ngoato has rocked the government entity. This follows the February arrest of a senior official who allegedly put a bounty on Ngoato’s head and hired an assassin to carry out the ... See full details

  6. Sex-slave accused claims he was doting dad

    Date: 03 May 2019
    THE man accused of using his 23-yearold mentally disabled stepdaughter as a sex slave for eight years has painted himself as a loving parent who was adored by the alleged victim. Jacobus*, 59, is facing a slew of sexual charges for allegedly repeatedly raping Danielle*, who is said to have the mind of a toddler, between ... See full details

  7. City brings another 936 guards into the fold

    Date: 03 May 2019
    A FURTHER 939 security guards have been insourced by the City of Joburg. Previously, these and other guards were sourced from private security companies, costing the city R700 million annually. The induction service was held on Workers’ Day, which, mayor Herman Mashaba said, was “a notable achievement... See full details

  8. Why is allegedly corrupt SAPS colonel still employed? – Zondo

    Date: 02 May 2019
    Former KZN Hawks boss General Johan Booysen is pictured at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture held in... See full details

  9. SA lawyers’ accounts in Israel frozen

    Date: 02 May 2019
    CONTROVERSIAL former personal injury lawyers Ronald Bobroff and his son, Darren, could lose about R100 million in two hidden bank accounts in Israel. The National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) has asked that the money be forfeited to the state. In an application before the North Gauteng High Court, Preto... See full details

  10. ‘No Gaddafi money in Swaziland’

    Date: 02 May 2019
    MINISTER of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has continued to rebut suggestions that money which allegedly belonged to late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been wired to eSwatini. “There is no Gaddafi money in Swaziland. Reports that there is money belonging Gaddafi are not true,” she ... See full details

  11. Joburg company’s land fight headed for Concourt

    Date: 02 May 2019
    A MAJOR Joburg-based corporate has been reminded of its colonial past for why it cannot lay claim to land it received almost 80 years ago when it operated as a mining sector recruitment agency. Teba Property Trust has been told in papers filed against its application at the Constitutional Court that it cannot claim to be a victim of aparthei... See full details

  12. Council set on fighting Basson case

    Date: 02 May 2019
    THE Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is set on fighting last month’s judgment in which two members of the professional conduct inquiry against Dr Wouter Basson were ordered to recuse themselves. Basson, who headed the apartheid government’s chemical and biological warfare programme in the 19... See full details

  13. Robbers target peak-traffic motorists

    Date: 30 Apr 2019
    JOBURG motorists have called on police to put a stop to the growing spate of robberies following a picture shared on social media showing three men robbing motorists at Jan Smuts Avenue in Hyde Park. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;"... See full details

  14. Fraser says bank targeting him

    Date: 30 Apr 2019
    Ex-top spy fears that notice to close his accounts for alleged reputational damage is part of a plot to discredit him FORMER State Security Agency director-general Arthur Fraser has accused Nedbank of targeting him and his family. This comes after the bank served Fraser with a notice last week that it intended ... See full details

  15. Floods to cost KwaZulu-Natal R1.1bn in damages – Willies Mchunu

    Date: 29 Apr 2019
    The province&rsquo;s premier wants it to be declared a state of disaster. Devastating floods last week in KwaZulu-Natal will cost Durban over a billion rand in damages to infrastructure, according to the province&rsquo;s premier, Willies Mchunu. The floods destroyed houses, roads and other bulk infrastructure, and killed man... See full details

  16. DA calls for eThekwini municipality to be placed under administration

    Date: 29 Apr 2019
    The party says its caucus leader will be posing questions to the mayor and city manager on the state of the water department. Democratic Alliance (DA) KZN premier candidate Zwakele Mncwango has called on the eThekwini municipality to be placed under administration. In a statement on Monday, Mncwango said the call to place th... See full details

  17. Proof-of-life video a huge relief for family

    Date: 29 Apr 2019
    THE FAMILY of South African photographer Shiraaz Mahomed were relieved to see him alive in a video two years after he was kidnapped in war-torn Syria. A video of Mahomed pleading to the government and his family to rescue him surfaced this weekend. This, his sister Sumaya said, had given his family hope for his safe retu... See full details

  18. Proof-of-life video a huge relief for family

    Date: 29 Apr 2019
    THE FAMILY of South African photographer Shiraaz Mahomed were relieved to see him alive in a video two years after he was kidnapped in war-torn Syria. A video of Mahomed pleading to the government and his family to rescue him surfaced this weekend. This, his sister Sumaya said, had given his family hope for his safe retu... See full details

  19. Mgidlana disciplinary action delays ‘a concern’

    Date: 29 Apr 2019
    Standing committee on financial management breaks silence on suspension in &lsquo;legacy report&rsquo; A PARLIAMENTARY committee has raised its concerns about the long delays in the ongoing disciplinary action taken against the institution&rsquo;s secretary, Gengezi Mgidlana. The joint standing committee on financial management of ... See full details

  20. City puts the brakes on traffic cash looters

    Date: 27 Apr 2019
    CORRUPTION across traffic licencing centres has cost the City of Joburg so many millions in lost revenue that it hopes to ban cash payments and digitise every activity in the near future, according to MMC for Public Safety Michael Sun. Speaking about improvements aimed at transforming its centres to function like busines... See full details

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